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MDC Renewal treasurer general Elton Mangoma was Wednesday assaulted by a party youth who is accusing the former Energy Minister of “snatching his wife”.

Ironically, he was beaten up last year after telling former prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai to step down, claiming he had been rendered unfit for top office because of a private life coloured by sex scandals.

Mangoma is now reported to have had an “inappropriate relationship” with Believe Tevera’s 20 year old wife Yemurai Maravanyika.

Tevera is a member of the Renewal Team youth assembly and has a two year old child with Maravanyika.

Mangoma, according to insiders, reportedly cut his face and had to be attended to at a private hospital after being pushed against a glass at the party’s offices in Eastlea following a mid-morning fracas.

“He lost a lot of blood after he was pushed against a glass at the office. He was confronted by Tevera over accusations he has been sleeping with his wife.

“It was a short confrontation. However youth aligned to Mangoma later caught up with Tevera and assaulted him severely. They only left him after a passer-by fired warning shots into the air,” said a source.

Renewal Team spokesperson Jacob Mafume confirmed the party would be investigating a case of violence.

“We have received a report that our treasurer general was attacked by a member of the youth assembly who was reportedly attacked by other youths we will be investigating,” said Mafume.

Asked if the party had received the report of Mangoma’s alleged infidelity, Mafume said it was a personal issue.

“It is a personal issue that we think the appropriate forum should address.

“If there is anyone who feels aggrieved we are clear they must follow the proper procedures that are established within state institutions,” he said adding a management meeting held late Wednesday had not discussed the matter.

However, NewZimbabwe.com is reliably informed that Tevera had arrived at the offices to lodge a formal complaint against the treasurer general.

Mafume later said, instead of engaging in violence, the aggrieved party should sue for adultery.

“If there is anyone who feels aggrieved we are clear they must follow the proper procedures that are established within state institutions.”

Mangoma is allegedly locked in a bitter war for power with secretary general Tendai Biti ahead of the party’s inaugural congress set for October this year.

Insiders said the infidelity claims might be part of a dirty campaign for the opposition political outfit’s leadership.

Mangoma was not available for comment.

Last year Mangoma was assaulted by rogue party youths in the chaos that followed his demands that MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai convenes an extra-ordinary congress, leading to the split in April.

Source : New Zimbabwe